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HEALTH

What It's Like When You Only Grow One Breast

For young women with Poland's Syndrome, their chest can become a source of profound shame, setting them on a path of plastic surgery and ravaged self-esteem.
Jessica Pan
6.15.17
tv
tv

I Need to Believe the Iguana Scene from 'Planet Earth 2' Is Real

A new report alleges that the iconic iguana chase scene from the BBC nature docuseries was faked. For my ongoing mental health, I simply cannot believe this.
Gabby Bess
6.14.17
abortion
abortion

Doctors Lock Irish Girl in a Psychiatric Unit Because She Wanted an Abortion

The unnamed girl approached her doctor in Ireland for an abortion. She found herself sectioned under the Mental Health Act instead.
Sirin Kale
6.12.17
mental health
mental health

Why So Many People Feel Like Their Mental Illness Isn't Real

A recent study found that 66 percent of adolescents with ADHD "substantially underreported" symptoms. Doctors say this is a huge, persistent problem.
Maria Yagoda
6.5.17
mental health
mental health

Teen Girls Are Three Times More Likely than Boys to Be Depressed

New study on depression in adolescence reveals that girls are at a higher risk for depression—and at a much earlier age than we thought.
Leila Ettachfini
5.31.17
mental health
mental health

When Suicide Happens at Immigration Detention Centers, Who Is to Blame?

According to a recent report, serious lapses in mental health care at immigration detention centers across the US has led to premature and preventable deaths.
Annamarya Scaccia
5.26.17
Music
Music

Emo Fans React to Sad News That Their Music Can Make Them Sadder

A new study found that the music you listened to in high school could have made you more depressed—so we asked emo kids to weigh in.
Diana Tourjée
5.24.17
lqbtq
lqbtq

'It Was a Nightmare': Life for LGBTQ Refugees in Greece Can Be a Living Hell

In the past year, more than 200,000 people have fled their country and entered Greece. The conditions awaiting them are bleak, but even bleaker conditions face those refugees who "deviate" from dominant cultural and sexual norms.
Laila Tyack
5.22.17
death
death

Speaking with the Dead Is an Effective Way of Mourning

When a loved one passes, the grief can be overwhelming. But your bond doesn't necessarily end there.
Michelle Duff
5.15.17
Mother's Day
Mother's Day

'Life Without My Mother Is a Joy': Women Talk About Divorcing Their Moms

"I was done with the fights, done with the provocations, done with the criticism. I felt freed."
Samantha Ladwig
5.12.17
uk
uk

'It's Exhausting': The Hidden Struggle of Working Women with Autism

Autistic women can go for years without diagnosis, and struggle at work as a result. One company is determined to do something about it.
Sophie Wilkinson
5.9.17
psychology
psychology

What It's Like to Have a Pathological Fear of Vomiting

As the train doors opened, I actually threw up in my hand. It wasn't even a small amount—we're talking projectile vomiting. Shortly after that, I hyperventilated so much that I passed out.
Angela Hui
5.8.17